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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Mar 9, 2009 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did the Grateful Dead Like Their Live Albums?

without wanting to state the blleding obvious the band were aware that concerts were recorded and tapes traded, and were aware that the formats available at the time precluded the release of full concerts.( One from the vault was the first.)

Therefore most fans had access to much more of what they wanted than the band could release, and as we can all attest to the best AUDs from almost any (if not every) era sound as good as the material released officially.

And whist we all have those releases who wouldn't listen to a perfect AUD of a good show, just one random choice being the Hollywood Paladium from '71:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1971-08-06.fob-SonyECM22p.miller.88816.sbeok.flac16

The point that I think im making is the best recordings of the best concerts got plenty of circulation, and the technology of the time couldn't compete. For example a 4 hour show on vinyl would be at least a 6 LP Set. (at 45mins per LP)- probably with a side of filler.